Mar
6
Fri
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting @ Stephen M. Bush Memorial Shooting Range
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mar
14
Sat
Postponed: 2020 Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm

As a result of the Governor’s public health directive related to COVID-19, the Governor’s Special Hunt Auction and Banquet scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been postponed. We will notify all ticket holders when a new date has been set and look forward to seeing all attendees at the rescheduled event. For anyone who purchased tickets or a table and is unable to attend the rescheduled event and is in need of a refund, please contact Gabi Gomez at the Santa Fe Community Foundation at 505-988-9715.

Jun
1
Mon
Bowhunter Instructor Workshop – Virtual @ Online via Zoom
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm

June 1,2 & 4, 2020
Contact Mark via via – jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us or megan.otero@state.nm.us

This workshop is required to become a certified bowhunter education instructor and will certify the instructor to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Bowhunter Education student courses. All participants must register prior to attending.

Interested applicants need to first become certified Game and Fish volunteers. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:

1. Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/

2. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/

3.Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign up for the bowhunter education instructor workshop by contacting the Hunter Education Staff

 

Jun
6
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2020
Jun 6 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 6, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 6, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.

Jul
7
Tue
OHV First Responder Training @ Los Lunas
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are providing an OHV Safety Training for first responders. The Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are certified Off-Highway Vehicle instructors. This event is free but it is not open to the public. The training will be held at the Los Lunas River Park.

Students of any age must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any training that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about trainings offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Officer Desi Ortiz. Currently there are 2 open spaces to fill for the training.

Aug
31
Mon
Youth Hunter Education Graduate Hunt Drawing @ Webinar
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is holding a special incentive hunt drawing for youth that scored 100% on their Hunter Education Exams.  This drawing will broadcast live via Zoom Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

This drawing will be for youth cow elk hunts and doe pronghorn hunts for the weekend of Sept. 26-27. Two youth for the cow elk hunt with four alternates and five youth for the pronghorn hunt with five alternates will be drawn. To be eligible for this drawing, Hunter Education graduates must have scored 100% on their Hunter Education exams.

To view the drawing live, click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/93964897154?pwd=TXRUeDlFUUNXNldTUUhZdHgxZmdJZz09

Passcode: 909627

You can also listen in by telephone by dialing: +1 346 248 7799.

Webinar ID: 939 6489 7154

Passcode: 909627

Sep
2
Wed
Instructor Workshops, Hunter Education
Sep 2 – Sep 19 all-day

Becoming a certified hunter and/or bowhunter instructor with the department is EASY!

See the Hunter Education Instructor page.

Sep
23
Wed
Importation Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the importation rule.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BGkyYrxGQ76i_9z7jWI2pg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Information about the rule can be found here: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Sep
24
Thu
Proposed Changes to the Hunter Education Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

A short presentation on proposed revisions to the Hunter Education Rule 19.36.3 NMAC will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input.

To register visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_etOZpQnMRAiuLpeLih-xug

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 991-2246-7878 and Passcode:092020

Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the Department webpage,http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Comments on the proposed revisions can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Hunter Education Rule Amendments, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 or by email, lance.cherry@state.nm.us.

Sep
26
Sat
National Hunting & Fishing Day 2020
Sep 26 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 26, as the state celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, Sept. 26, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

For information about where to fish and what to use, consult the department’s weekly fishing and stocking report. Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.

Sep
29
Tue
Proposed Changes to the Hunter Education Rule Public Meeting #2 @ Webinar
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

A short presentation on proposed revisions to the Hunter Education Rule 19.36.3 NMAC will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input.

To register visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yLcT73RBQIGucn8MJF2ttg

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 927-2661-0012 and Passcode:092020

Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the Department webpage, http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Comments on the proposed revisions can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Hunter Education Rule Amendments, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 or by email, lance.cherry@state.nm.us.

Sep
30
Wed
Importation Rule Public Meeting #2 @ Webinar
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the importation rule.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vNgfUmfUTCqB7Slt7AQ2Bg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Information about the rule can be found here: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Nov
17
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hunting seasons are underway and the holidays are quickly approaching. Join Jennifer, Jessica and Tristanna for the 6th Ladies’ Social Hour. For this session, we will provide tips and training on tracking an animal following a shot, discuss and share holiday wild game recipes and safe wildlife viewing opportunities you can enjoy over the holidays

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hGUHR71dTqmGHvJ1W7f00A.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher jessica.fisher@state.nm.us, Jennifer Morgan jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us or Tristanna Bickford

Nov
21
Sat
Catfishin’ Fun Presentation @ Bosque del Apache Festival of the Cranes Virtual Event
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm

NMDGF staff and USFWS LE will be giving information (virtually) on catfishing to include licenses information, biology, possible areas to fish and methods. This event is open to the public and more information can be found at https://friendsofbosquedelapache.org/festival-of-the-cranes/.

 

Jan
19
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The success of New Mexico’s bighorn sheep program has created expanded opportunities for both wildlife viewers and hunters. Caitlin Ruhl, bighorn sheep program manager, will talk about bighorn sheep and how the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish manages populations across the state.

We will also talk about the importance of taking hunter education and how to get you or your kids into a class.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcuuqqTMiG9OrXlFNX-S1t6o6BHubZHNz.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher

Feb
16
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw are open! Have questions before you apply? We will be available to answer your questions about the application process. Nicole Tatman, big game program manager, will also be on hand to answer questions about hunting wildlife species across the state.

To get us started email your questions to Jennifer, Jessica, Megan and/or Tristanna.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kc-ivrDIpHt1sx-nXXPj93QrWxmTjMlz9.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher.

Mar
1
Mon
Virtual Archery New Mexico Challenge Series @ Virtual
Mar 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Participation information can be found at: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/archery/virtual-challenge/

To qualify for certificates: submit scores by the end of the month – January – July 2021. To earn the series challenge coin: Completed 5 of the 7 monthly challenges.

Series Rules for the Virtual Challenge Series
Safety Protocols for the Challenge Series

Apr
5
Mon
NASP 2021 New Mexico Virtual State Championship @ Virtual
Apr 5 – Apr 30 all-day

NASP 2021 NM State Championship FlIer

Registration opens March 1st, 2021 and closes April 30th, 2021 – (10 PM).

Go to www.nasptournament.org to register a team or individual.

Teams may consist of 12-24 archers which must include no fewer than four of each gender. Schools can have an unlimited number of individual participants.